Malakal, 22 May, 2023 / 9:40 pm (ACI Africa).
Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), has set up “an outreach point” at Renk in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State where thousands of persons fleeing the Sudan war that broke out on April 15 are being served.
In a Monday, May 22 interview with ACI Africa, Fr. Francis Njuguna highlighted the services that JRS is facilitating at Renk in the Northeastern part of South Sudan, one of the entry points for those fleeing violence in Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum.
“We have stationed an outreach point in Renk in which we are able to offer services from the Maban base such as psychological, first aid, physiotherapy services, and counseling,” Fr. Njuguna said.
The Jesuit Priest added that “all the services being offered there are basic and pretty much on a case-to-case basis, providing only temporary relief.”
More than a million people have reportedly been displaced in Sudan as fighting rages on between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) under General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the paramilitary force under General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, Reuters reported on May 19.